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The Chicago city council decided to delay a vote on a police misconduct settlement involving more than 175,000 files until September.

City Council delays vote on $500,000 police misconduct settlement until September

July 22, 2020

The Chicago City Council today decided to delay a vote on a $500,000 police misconduct settlement that also involves five decades of police misconduct records until the fall. "This is a victory for tr...

Joe Padilla, a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, joined The People’s Lobby in protest of Cook County’s cash bail system.

Lawsuit, rally draws attention to Cook County bail reform

April 21, 2018

Despite attempts at criminal justice reform, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is abusing his authority to become “judge and jury” for criminally charged individuals seeking bond in Cook County Jail, sa...

Notable Native: Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is the independent journalist who sued to get the video of Laquan McDonald's death to the general public.

By Metro Reporter

December 7, 2015

The Nov. 24 video release of Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014, by a Chicago police officer was controversial given its graphic content, but to Brandon Smith, a journalist who file...

Tribe Society’s debut mixtape, Delirium Sonata, featured 30 minutes of continuous instrumentals reminiscent of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon.

Tribe Society rocks with a conscience

November 9, 2015

Alt-rock band Tribe Society’s members have known each other for nearly a decade, but they released their debut mixtape, Delirium Sonata, exclusively on Spotify only this year. The band is currently tour...

Columbia’s higher-ups pay lip service to transparency

By Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2015

Every year, The Chronicle analyzes and reports on the college’s most recently published Form 990, the financial document all nonprofit organizations must send to the Internal Revenue Service on an annual basis. This form discloses the salaries of Columbia’s highest-paid officials but with a two-year delay. As a private institution, the college is not required by law to reveal salary information earlier than the IRS release date,...

CFO and Vice President of Business Affairs, Michelle Gates, on the right, addressed the Faculty Senate on May 8 at the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building on the budget.

Budget concerns addressed at Faculty Senate

May 11, 2015

Michelle Gates, CFO and vice president of Business Affairs, visited the Faculty Senate May 8, continuing the conversation surrounding the 2015—2016 fiscal year budget.According to Gates, the proposed budget...

Police surveillance

Denied FOIA requests shed light on phone trackers

April 6, 2015

Chicago resident and political activist Freddy Martinez filed a second lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department in September for not responding to his Freedom of Information Act requests about h...

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